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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NestingHillsSC, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On a little Farm.
    You would get Black Copper mutts, with vaguely visible duckwings and some red leakage on the breast.
     
  3. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they would be mainly black your saying?? Would the egg color be more like a RIR or the very dark brown of a Maran??
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I have marans hen that lays lighter color eggs and my RIR page the same color. So it is hard to tell their eggs apart.
     
  5. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    You're right - Just imagine Black Coppers, but the sons will have hardly visible duckwings (speculaums), only a tad lighter than the rest of the wing, and both sexes would have red leakage (sorta lacing on the breast and shoulders).
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Because I've done this cross before, your offspring will be reddish to orange-ish mixed with a lot of black. Males will mostly look like a very mossy/colorful "black copper" but with a more Production Red type body and sparse leg feathering. Females will be mostly black but with varying amounts of leakage from the neck spanning in varying degrees down to the breast, possible wings and possible back.

    Egg color will be a terra-cotta orangey with speckles but may vary.
     

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